Friday, 10 August 2007

How to save energy ?

You could use 30% LESS energy in your home just by using energy more wisely and purchasing products with the ENERGY STAR label. You can find the ENERGY STAR on refrigerators, clothes washers, computers, dishwashers, room air conditioners, TVs, VCRs, dehumidifiers, lighting, ceiling fans, and more!
Where does your home use energy?
- 60% - Air conditioning/heat
- 16% - Water heater
- 12% - Refrigerator
- 7% - Lights
- 5% - Computers, TV, etc.

The amount of electricity you use is measured in, and priced by, kilowatt-hours (kWh). When you pay for a kilowatt-hour of electricity, you are paying for 1,000 watts of electricity used continuously for one hour.
You can calculate the operating cost of any electrical appliance by checking its wattage and using these formulas: - wattage x hours used/1,000 = kWh - kWh x cost per kWh = operating cost
Using simple methods can help you save energy